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  • Fifth Graders in PBC get lessons on legislating from State Rep. Mark Pafford
    Fifth Graders in PBC get lessons on legislating from State Rep. Mark Pafford
    Students at Cypress Trails Elementary, recently had State Representative Mark Pafford meet with 5th graders about the process of making a bill – from initial idea to passing. Representative Pafford shared information about his role as a...
  • Spoiled kitty
    Animal abuse registry legislation: What are the laws in your state?
    Like the registry for sex offenders, a new registry for pet abuse has been proposed by local governments. If passed, all people convicted of animal abuse would be required to register and be placed in the database to avoid a fine or jail time...
  • Humane Lobby Day 2013
    Florida Humane Lobby Day- Tallahassee 2013
    March 26, 2013 is Humane Lobby Day in Florida's capital city, Tallahassee. The meeting with legislators will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Capitol Complex, Challenger Learning Center, 200 S. Duval Street.The Humane Society of the...
  • Michigan's Right to Work legislation can be tracked online
    Michigan's Right to Work legislation can be tracked online
    Yes, we know the attached Grab Media AP video is from December 7th, but the protests and condemnations are continuing. Significant to the cause for the 'Right to Work is Wrong' is the strike call from no less than the Reverend Jesse...
  • Out Leg Leaders
    Out legislators take leadership roles around the country
    Gay and lesbian politicians continue to make historic strides in the wake of this month's elections. State legislatures have selected at least five LGBT members to serve as leaders of their chambers in the 2013 sessions. Out legislators serve...
  • Clouds
    You are a lobbyist
    Many people look at what is going on in the world and see it as a hopeless mess that is out of control. They go to the polls for every election and nothing changes. This is especially true on the national level. If issues in cities, counties, and...
  • Alabama Speaker of the House
    Alabama legislators complete a historic session
    To keep the residents and voters in Huntsville and North Alabama appraised of the events taking place in Montgomery the following statement was issued to Hank Richards at the Examiner for publication by the Republican Speaker of the Alabama House,...
  • Chinatown at Night
    Resolution to urge Hawaii media to address the "not in my backyard" attitude
    A hearing for HCR142, a resolution to address the "Not In My Back Yard" (NIMBY) attitude in Hawaii is scheduled for March 23, at 9 a.m. in the Hawaii State Capitol. Introduced by eight Hawaii Representatives, this resolution brings...
  • VA 10th Amendment Revolution
    Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution gears up for January 17 Lobby Day
    January 17, 2011 is Lobby Day and you're invited to attend as all eyes are on Richmond, Virginia.The Virginia 10th Amendment Revolution has lots of activities planned for the day, including shuttle service, discounted meals at area restaurants...
  • Saldana and Frye Farewell
    Work stories end for Saldana and Frye
    The thriving green economy in San Diego strengthened the service of its leading women, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana (76th District) and Councilwoman Donna Frye (District 6). Both classic marchers for causes that make Clairemont headlines, the sharp...
  • Stephen Whitburn for BOS
    Campaigns turn the corner in Clairemont
    At the Democratic Party headquarters in Clairemont, staff plot the final rounds of handing out flyers and shaking hands and take their last shots at lining up the political reports that decide the race in the green and rock neighborhoods.8340...
  • 79th District election
    A wedge apart on private enterprise
    Ben Hueso's service as city council president is near done, and he is ready to gain an edge on the economy position against his free enterprise adversary Derrick Roach, a political newcomer planning to rain on Hueso's jobs and opportunity...
  • Kids in an Arizona school
    Cuts in education - tax to save teacher jobs and protect students not enough
    "Don't blame me!", said a local Gilbert mom. She went on to say,"I voted no on the proposition promising education funding would not be cutbecause I knew the state government wouldn't keep their word." This seems to be...
  • Roanoke city council briefing on RRHA and eminent domain implications.
    Stricter laws put the skids on eminent domain for RRHA
    The South Jefferson Redevelopment Plan is being amended effective June 30, 2010. The amendment is a reworked 5-year plan that will accommodate Virginia’s newer property rightslaws. Council will vote on the amendment at its June 21 meeting....
  • Emily Carrico (age 10), Paula Carrico, Del. Bill Carrico, Governor McDonnell
    Virginia state police officers get disability benefits extension
    Delegate Bill Carrico (R-Galax pictured left) was injured while on duty as a State Trooper in 1998 and was a leading proponent of the measure. Governor Bob McDonnell Friday signed legislation which extended short term disability benefits for...